I had never really used a facial oil before, but when my friend recently held a body shop party I couldn’t attend through being somewhat under the weather, I had a look through the online catalogue and decided to give this Oils of Life facial oil a go. Having perused a few reviews online, it seemed to have received a largely positive response so why not hey? I considered it an early Christmas present to me…
The white box packaging is attractive and pleasing to look at, and the ombre glass bottle is rather lovely with its warm orange hues. The fragrance is pleasant and, although I saw an initial review before purchasing that the scent was overpowering, this isn’t something that I agree with; I think it’s very nice.I have combination skin and with such limited experience with this type of product, I was a little apprehensive about how my skin would react; happily, I was very pleasantly surprised. I haven’t ever expected facial oils to be sticky but I have always imagined them to feel greasy and take ages to absorb. How wrong was I? Very.
The Body Shop market the product as ‘Lightweight and quickly-absorbed, non-sticky finish’ and it is exactly that. The lid of the bottle holds a dropper enabling you to control the amount of oil dispensed. It feels luxurious and just a few drops go a long way, leaving a soft, supple and velvet like finish.
I mostly use the oil at night, particularly after a shower but I have used it before applying makeup. Initially, I was concerned that it might shorten the lasting power of the cosmetics but I haven’t experienced any problems. On the contrary, my experience is that applying foundation and concealer after using the oil can lead to a smooth and flawless finish.
To be fair, I have pretty good skin. I only have a few fine lines developing around my eyes so can’t really be sure it has reduced them. However, it absolutely has increased how supple and nourished my skin feels and I thoroughly enjoy using it each time.
Price wise I paid £28 for this oil. Whilst I thought £28 was a bit extravagant, I wanted to buy something likely to be worth the extra pennies. I’m not disappointed and I will definitely repurchase if no alternative tickles my fancy.
This content is not sponsored. I personally purchased the product mentioned and all views and opinions are my own.